Director, Dental Programs Salary
A Director, Dental Programs earns an average salary of $133,367 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.
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Job Description for Director, Dental Programs
Directors of dental programs are responsible for administering and maintaining systems of primary and preventive dental care for their organizations, as well as supervising dental staff and serving as representatives themselves. They may also provide counsel or advice to executives regarding how dental care programs should be implemented and may design, develop, and implement dental department policies and procedures to ensure compliance with current professional standards.Read More...
Dental directors must examine individuals who request care to diagnose their dental and oral conditions and recommend appropriate treatments and prescriptions. They also direct and oversee staff in these activities while coordinating with any specialists who are also treating particular patients, and must ensure that staff members adhere to all protocols, guidelines, applicable federal and state regulations, local and center rules, and procedures governing the practice of dentistry and clinical provision of dental care.
Dental directors must protect every patient’s privacy, maintain records in a secure and confidential manner, and ensure that all patient transactions are recorded properly so that dental records are accurate and include the nature of the visit, the patient’s condition, and the treatment provided. All referrals to specialists and care providers outside the organization must also be tracked and recorded, and dental program directors may handle data collection and paperwork as necessary. A bachelor's degree, at least five years of experience, and all appropriate licenses from the dental board of the state of employment are required for this position.
Director, Dental Programs Tasks
- Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development.
- Ensure services are in compliance with professional and clinical standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.
- Oversee, plan and direct the dental program.
Pay by Experience Level for Director, Dental Programs
Pay by Experience for a Director, Dental Programs has a positive trend. An entry-level Director, Dental Programs with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 8 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director, Dental Programs with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $132,000 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Director, Dental Programs which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $147,000 based on 12 salaries. A Director, Dental Programs with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $120,000 based on 15 salaries.
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